The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 

Search:

Type: Posts; User: subk

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.63 seconds.

  1. Replies
    12
    Views
    361

    You don't have a bit problem you have a strength...

    You don't have a bit problem you have a strength problem.

    For most horses it is HARD WORK to gallop for 5 minutes "in balance." I found it easier for TBs but my poor Trak had to really learn...
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    540

    I have found that it is helpful to make sure a...

    I have found that it is helpful to make sure a horse like this can stretch his head and neck down on command both under saddle (think stretchy circle type stretch) as well as when you put a finger on...
  3. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,080

    I very much like this visualization!

    I very much like this visualization!
  4. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,080

    To visualize the "scoop" move your hips as if you...

    To visualize the "scoop" move your hips as if you are pedaling a bicycle backwards. Depending on which lead detirmines which hip "pedals" first.
  5. Replies
    9
    Views
    546

    I second the Rippetoe recommendation. I've...

    I second the Rippetoe recommendation.

    I've used his book Starting Strength for referral on proper form with some modifications added by my own coach to compensate for some of my physical...
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    546

    I have done it all including aerobics, step,...

    I have done it all including aerobics, step, yoga, biking, spinning, swimming, various weight machines and bought and used "riding specific exercise" programs. NOTHING compares to getting under a...
  7. That does not look like a Training level jump to...

    That does not look like a Training level jump to me. More like Novice or possibly even BN.
  8. Replies
    17
    Views
    544

    I don't worry much about quality of the walk at...

    I don't worry much about quality of the walk at the stage you're at--I just want it obediently forward. More importantly I'm concerned about contact and head carriage. I want to feel a few pounds...
  9. Replies
    16
    Views
    730

    Girth spinoff: Shoulder relief girths?

    Are there any studies that show that shoulder relief girths actually work? I love the idea but I can't seem to buy into the concept working.

    Years ago I had a master saddler recommend using a wide...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    240

    "Getting The Muscle Back"-- in 5 weeks you really...

    "Getting The Muscle Back"-- in 5 weeks you really haven't lost that much muscle or fitness. If it were me I'd hack out mostly at a walk for a week lightly the first few days then build in duration...
  11. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,144

    A few years ago my husband and daughter were...

    A few years ago my husband and daughter were hiking/camping in Savage Gulf Natural Area--its about 2/3 of the way between Nashville and Chattanooga. When they got back to the nature center my...
  12. Replies
    19
    Views
    648

    R to R, just to clarify Debi is less than an hour...

    R to R, just to clarify Debi is less than an hour and a half from downtown Nashville, which in my book is "local" to Middle Tennessee. She not only has won the National CCI** Championship on a horse...
  13. Replies
    19
    Views
    648

    Debi Crowley a couple hours south on the AL/TN...

    Debi Crowley a couple hours south on the AL/TN border.
  14. Replies
    46
    Views
    2,865

    I have the opposite observation. If more...

    I have the opposite observation. If more eventers would ride SJ with the same quiet hands and their horse actually going forward and in front of their leg like they ride XC it would improve their...
  15. Replies
    46
    Views
    2,865

    I would not want any rider with ambitions of...

    I would not want any rider with ambitions of running XC to have "lean forward" part of the phraseolgy in their head regardless if they are "only" schooling SJ. Espeically with amateurs/less than...
  16. Replies
    17
    Views
    466

    I wouldn't call mine "easy keepers" as much as...

    I wouldn't call mine "easy keepers" as much as I'd tell you I spend a great deal of effort and money making sure that my pastures are the foundation of their diets. Because of that I'm able to feed...
  17. Replies
    46
    Views
    2,865

    I would be wary of any advise of "lean forward"...

    I would be wary of any advise of "lean forward" for anyone going XC--something GM is not teaching. A horse on XC needs to change his balance from galloping more on the forehand to rocking back on to...
  18. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,059

    This post is possibly brilliant. The problem...

    This post is possibly brilliant.

    The problem with a long femur ( I have one on my 5'10" body) is NOT that the flap doesn't accomodate your leg--that's just window dressing--it's that it changes...
  19. Everytime I've worked with a fitter who is...

    Everytime I've worked with a fitter who is employed by a specific saddle brand I've been underwhelmed. They absolutely have a confict of interest. Caveat emptor.
  20. If you are only going to do one thing get a...

    If you are only going to do one thing get a regular vest.
  21. Thread: Who do you study?

    by subk
    Replies
    11
    Views
    962

    I have also found it helpful to compare and...

    I have also found it helpful to compare and contrast one and only one body part across a whole range of riders regadless of body type. Watching only hands or only lower leg position of many, many...
  22. This is not dissimilar to instruction I've seen...

    This is not dissimilar to instruction I've seen Jimmy Wofford give. He added that the first spot that reveals itself is almost always the long one and you must wait to see the closer options.
  23. Replies
    18
    Views
    881

    Do not discount the value of riding in clinics...

    Do not discount the value of riding in clinics because you think you are not accomplished enough. Some of the most beneficial clinic experiences I've had were at the lowest levels with the greenest...
  24. I would have to disagree with you. I competed at...

    I would have to disagree with you. I competed at two recognized events this year that had the type of results written about in the proposal and I thought both of the XC courses were ridiculous as...
  25. You might also need to discriminate what makes...

    You might also need to discriminate what makes for a good "spot". What you are discribing here isn't a problem about *where* in front of the fence your horse has taken off but the balance he has. ...
Results 1 to 25 of 250
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4
randomness